Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1987-12-31
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Schoeps FOB> PCM> DAT> CD> CD> WAV> SHN; via Curtis Ewing, with thanks to Michelle Duffy
- 2004-07-19 10:40:00
- Oakland, CA
Subject: Best Dead Show Ever...!
Subject: i will be the judge of the best IKO !!!
i saw the MASSIVE 7/6/87 shakedown/iko w/ neviles
@ pittsburg . i have blown 2 bose 501s on the space/drums even that was good !!!
the energy from the audience tapes is AMAZING!!!
the knockin from that night also stellar !
jbgoode was just that !
Now in openminded humility i will go and listen entire show, !!!!! LOL LMASOFF its obvoius to me the boys wished to "Replay" the best night of 87 summer tour for ALL to enjoy, enjoy BOTH excellent audience tapes
i love all the positive reviews on song./jam and sound quality, also like BALANCED negitive reviews that never detract from the amazing privilage we all enjoy here on archive.
I am no Touch-head, i love 65 rough recordings thru every year ilike very nice soundboards
and LOVE Matrix !!!!!!!
my super heros are betty cantor, charlie miller/HUNTER SEAMONS ( he has a FB PAGE!!)
SIMrick, hanksolo , & all tapers !!!
the transition from 65-71 is wow 220.127.116.11.76 and 77 all have favorites for me, 78-86. 86-95 also
also enjoy my comments on ms42466 i am a sound quality nut tempered by GREAT peformance/audience energy/history nut.
Subject: A Little Boring
People reading this must keep in mind I am usually pretty hard on shows post-coma. I harted the Touch of Grey era and all the trouble the Touch heads brought to our scene, the Dead tours after '86 were never up to the level pre-coma, too much bs, too much nitrous, too many stupid kids, too much heat, too much crap with vending - which was never an issue pre-Touch heads, too many people showing up without tickets and thinking its cool to break-in, on and on and on. If you would have told me in '85 the Dead wiould be banned from the Greek, the Frost, the Kaiser, Merriweather, and who knows how many other great venues, I would have said your insane. Especially the Bay Area joints. Two years, an embarrassing MTV video and a hit single later, the beginning of the end came and those banishments became reality. It was like going to see Springsteen or someone of that ilk.
New Year's '81 and '76 will always be the best in my book with '77, '79, and '78 close behind. And 12.31.72 is in a class by itself.
Subject: My first NYE show (20 yrs ago today)
Subject: 2 standout gems in overall very good show
Two songs I think are close to all-time versions and should be noted: TERRAPIN...just a sick, growling guitar churning performance by Jerry in the post-lyrics jam...and the IKO-IKO, which I really believe is the best of all time, ....Nevilles backing, kick-ass drums support and Jerry just belting out the lyrics in a fast-paced, perfectly timed version, including verses he rarely sang.
Sound quality is a 3.5 to 4, depending on your standards, performance a solid 4 out 5.
solid and fluid performances of staple tunes, stretched out a little more than usual for '87 with the necessary muscle to deliver the punch.
a fun time was had by all. it was a dance fest, and, from what i remember, a mellow crowd for such a big event during a pivotal year of change for the scene.
Subject: RE DVD Release Trannyman
broadcast and cherished it for years..couldn't wait until the official VHS release came out and got it home and played it..what??? no Promised Land?? And they cut the great intermission scene
with Jerry and ? Davis when Jerry stares into a bag of powdered sugar and heaves a big sigh..I thought for sure when the DVD came out it would have it..but no! Still love the show but it ticks me off watching the DVD and no Promised Land..my favorite Dead cover tune.
Great stuff in the "Ask the Band" segment..Jerry's daughter asks "Father, dear..when do I get my new car" Jerry shakes his fist and says "Why I oughta..." love it.
Subject: Where's the promised land?
Why hack Promised off the Video??? I always wondered why they did Bertha> Rain and Snow to open. Just forgot..there was a Promised. It was a good New Years show, even with the repeat of Uncle Johns from the same run.
Subject: Grateful Dead: December 31, 1987
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